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thalivest
05-14-2009, 12:00 AM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.

jamesblakefan#1
05-14-2009, 12:04 AM
Why? Why start this thread when you know this is gonna turn into another fed vs nadal hissy fight? You are a serious thread troller.

Bloodshed
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Oh man. As much as I would love that to happen, I don't know if I trully believe Nadal will be able to achieve that as well.

If he does however, no questions asked he will be the GOAT of all time.

But in the meantine, I trully believe he will break Agassi's 17 MS this year.

rubberduckies
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
I've always thought he would win 2 calendar slams.

Cenc
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.

only u can start such topic
would be fun to see rafa winning roland garros and wimby and then losing uso finals to murray or djoko :D

thalivest
05-14-2009, 12:11 AM
I've always thought he would win 2 calendar slams.

Me too. I always saw that talent and mental toughness in him, even when he was 17.

thalivest
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
If he does however, no questions asked he will be the GOAT of all time.

I think he needs to win between 16-18 slams and win the Calender Slam twice to be the GOAT. I expect by the end of 2012 he will have achieved this however. Probably 18 slams and 2 Calender Slams.

Antonio Puente
05-14-2009, 12:14 AM
What if he doubled up and won 8 straight over two years? What would they call it? I think it's possible.

thalivest
05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
What if he doubled up and won 8 straight over two years? What would they call it? I think it's possible.

It would be the double Grand Slam. :) Or maybe the Rafa Slam. The Serena slam of a non calender slam vs Rafa's back-to-back Calender Slams would now look so unimpressive by comparision they would need to rename it the "Fatso Slam".

jamesblakefan#1
05-14-2009, 12:19 AM
Me too. I always saw that talent and mental toughness in him, even when he was 17.

Of course you did...

Antonio Puente
05-14-2009, 12:22 AM
It would be the double Grand Slam. :) Or maybe the Rafa Slam. The Serena slam of a non calender slam vs Rafa's back-to-back Calender Slams would now look so unimpressive by comparision they would need to rename it the "Fatso Slam".

I don't think you can hit a double grand slam in baseball though. There is no such thing.

P_Agony
05-14-2009, 12:23 AM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.

I wish him all the best and I'll be happy for him if he does.

Bud
05-14-2009, 12:25 AM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.

Oh man. As much as I would love that to happen, I don't know if I trully believe Nadal will be able to achieve that as well.

If he does however, no questions asked he will be the GOAT of all time.

But in the meantine, I trully believe he will break Agassi's 17 MS this year.

Me too. I always saw that talent and mental toughness in him, even when he was 17.

I think he will accomplish at least 1 calendar slam.

I too think Agassi's 17 MS titles record will be toast, this year. Rafa accomplished in 4 years what took Agassi nearly 2 decades.

jelle v
05-14-2009, 01:11 AM
This year is quite possible... but 2012.. i don't know :|

anointedone
05-14-2009, 01:32 AM
Good thread. I agree he has a great shot of doing it. Not sure why 2012 is the other selected year but I agree he will win atleast 2 Calender Slams.

veroniquem
05-14-2009, 01:39 AM
Me too. I always saw that talent and mental toughness in him, even when he was 17.
I don't know how much he'll end up winning but from the first time I saw him play, he's impressed me more than any other player I'd seen live.

Bud
05-14-2009, 01:39 AM
Good thread. I agree he has a great shot of doing it. Not sure why 2012 is the other selected year but I agree he will win atleast 2 Calender Slams.

Because of the Olympic gold in 2012... calendar year Golden Slam :)

ignigena
05-14-2009, 02:03 AM
I wish him all the best and I'll be happy for him if he does.

I think it will be nearly imposible. Maybe we are understimating the diffficulty of it. If he does only once, I will have to consider he goat stuff too.

Blinkism
05-14-2009, 02:04 AM
Yeah Rafa has a good chance of doing it, but then again... so did Roger, right?

Nadal's attempt at a Grand Slam will probably be more dramatic than Fed's, as we always knew by the end of May that Fed's not going to make the Grand Slam, but if Nadal defends his FO and Wimby titles it'll build up to the USO so it'll be more dramatic.

Could be really good for tennis, too... bring some of that big crowd back in, to witness a Grand Slam on TV at the US Open.

jamesblakefan#1
05-14-2009, 02:06 AM
5% chance. Geez a guy wins 1 slam on hc and all the sudden hes gonna win 2 calendar slams? I dont get it.

anointedone
05-14-2009, 04:01 AM
I don't know how much he'll end up winning but from the first time I saw him play, he's impressed me more than any other player I'd seen live.

I second that as well.

gj011
05-14-2009, 04:03 AM
I don't know about GSs, but Graf is not the greatest female player ever. Not even close.

anointedone
05-14-2009, 04:04 AM
I don't know about GSs, but Graf is not the greatest female player ever. Not even close.

I am undecided on my own female GOAT. I voted for Court I think in the Former Pro Section but that was mostly since I think she is so underrated in North America compared to Navratilova, Evert, and Graf. I dont know if she really is my first choice if I examined it more or not.

Pirao
05-14-2009, 04:05 AM
I don't think he will win 2, but 1 yes, I think, I hope so.

seffina
05-14-2009, 04:09 AM
Let's start first by making the final of the US Open, then we can see.

BorisBeckerFan
05-14-2009, 04:17 AM
Let's start first by making the final of the US Open, then we can see.

Let's start by winning the French. That is the next step to him winning a Grand Slam. Here comes my traditional May 14th contradictory statement: Nadal winning the 2009 French is a given, but it's not a given.

seffina
05-14-2009, 04:25 AM
Let's start by winning the French. That is the next step to him winning a Grand Slam. Here comes my traditional May 14th contradictory statement: Nadal winning the 2009 French is a given, but it's not a given.

You're right, of course. Neither the French nor Wimbledon are given. Especially not Wimbledon.

thalivest
05-14-2009, 09:18 PM
You're right, of course. Neither the French nor Wimbledon are given. Especially not Wimbledon.

The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.

bolo
05-14-2009, 09:22 PM
I've always thought he would win 2 calendar slams.

lol. :). 10 char.

Cup8489
05-14-2009, 09:23 PM
The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.

you fail, miserably.

Shaolin
05-14-2009, 09:23 PM
The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.


He squeaks by last year, winning it in an epic 200 hour match and now its 90% given? I'm a fan of Nadal, but some of you fanboys and fangirls are just mentally disturbed.

Cup8489
05-14-2009, 09:26 PM
He squeaks by last year, winning it in an epic 200 hour match and now its 90% given? I'm a fan of Nadal, but some of you fanboys and fangirls are just mentally disturbed.

i might consider feeling bad for them if he loses in the semis or before...

but then it would be interesting to see how many of them blame it on fatigue, bad calls, etc.

grafselesfan
05-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Nadal certainly has atleast a couple Grand Slams in him.

slicefox
05-14-2009, 09:29 PM
http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/RobertKellerComedian/images/content/pigs_flying.jpg

put down your crack pipe, OP

bolo
05-14-2009, 09:31 PM
Nadal certainly has atleast a couple Grand Slams in him.

the table is open for you to claim that you always thought he could have won 3 grandslams. :)

checkmilu
05-15-2009, 12:18 AM
Nadal is in extraordinary form right now, but we should remember that he is human, not machine. I don't think he can win 2 calendar slams but 16 slam is possible. there's no guarranty that he'll win the US Open this year, even the Wimbledon. Every game start with 0-0. If he's not at his best, he could lose to anyone in the top 4.

AprilFool
05-15-2009, 12:23 AM
I think that is certainly possible this year unless he meets Federer in New York.

Bud
05-15-2009, 12:29 AM
I think that is certainly possible this year unless he meets Federer in New York.

That may not happen unless Federer concentrates on keeping his ranking up.

thalivest
05-15-2009, 07:52 AM
I think that is certainly possible this year unless he meets Federer in New York.

Federer cant beat Nadal on any surface anymore, let alone in a best 3 of 5.

seffina
05-15-2009, 08:06 AM
The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.

I'm sorry, but our religious views seem to differ. I do not believe that the future is set. Please respect my beliefs. Thank you very much.

veroniquem
05-15-2009, 08:38 AM
He squeaks by last year, winning it in an epic 200 hour match and now its 90% given? I'm a fan of Nadal, but some of you fanboys and fangirls are just mentally disturbed.
He squeaked by?? He almost beat Fed in straights. Fed had better hope for another 1 hour + rain delay this year (if he even makes the final of course...), otherwise it's gonna be brutal.

Shaolin
05-15-2009, 09:25 AM
He squeaked by?? He almost beat Fed in straights. Fed had better hope for another 1 hour + rain delay this year (if he even makes the final of course...), otherwise it's gonna be brutal.



:roll: Almost beat him in straights? You could just as easily say that he "ALMOST" lost the match just as easily.

Claimant
05-15-2009, 10:00 AM
Ok, seriously, a lot of people here don't know what they are talking about. Whatever.

All-rounder
05-15-2009, 11:05 AM
I think he needs to win between 16-18 slams and win the Calender Slam twice to be the GOAT. I expect by the end of 2012 he will have achieved this however. Probably 18 slams and 2 Calender Slams.
2012???? if nadal can stay healthy then yes i see nadal steamrolling on a 24/7 bases but lets not forget that murray and djokovic will be there the whole time in his career so lets not count them out

This is what people expected from federer then a spaniard with looping topsin and huge biceps came along and crashed the party

All-rounder
05-15-2009, 11:06 AM
The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.
French is not giving its earned its anybodys for the taking

tonyg11
05-15-2009, 11:34 AM
the way Nadal plays he's going to burn out by 25 (not hating). So if he's going to win 2 slams he better hurry.

CCNM
05-15-2009, 04:03 PM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.
So you think that Rafa will win all four slams in one year? I think that's doable. doing it twice?-I'll believe it when I see it.

deltox
05-15-2009, 04:34 PM
The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.

wimbledon is NEVER a given or even close for anyone ever.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 04:37 PM
He squeaked by?? He almost beat Fed in straights. Fed had better hope for another 1 hour + rain delay this year (if he even makes the final of course...), otherwise it's gonna be brutal.

you don't think fed will make the wimbledon final this year or atleast have a good chance? Who else besides nadal can beat fed on grass? He made it to the final last year without dropping a set. I think he has a good chance to make the final this year. lmao@ the brutal comment. Don't worry, there will be a roof this year.

fedtastic
05-15-2009, 04:39 PM
Nadal will never win calendar slam in his life. This era is too strong and the quality and depth of field is better than ever.
This thread fails.

Beastforearm
05-15-2009, 04:39 PM
wimbledon is NEVER a given or even close for anyone ever.

True that. :-|

seffina
05-15-2009, 04:40 PM
lmao@ the brutal comment. Don't worry, there will be a roof this year.Heh at the roof comment. I think it'll be another Nadal/Federer final. And I still think it's a toss up as to who will win. I'm sure few agree with me. I'll also have it as a toss up on who I want to win it. I want Nadal to win the French and Roger to win the US, but Wimbledon's a toss up.

icedevil0289
05-15-2009, 04:42 PM
Heh at the roof comment. I think it'll be another Nadal/Federer final. And I still think it's a toss up as to who will win. I'm sure few agree with me. I'll also have it as a toss up on who I want to win it. I want Nadal to win the French and Roger to win the US, but Wimbledon's a toss up.

I just want roger to win something. That's so sad....but given his current state...meh. People don't understand that nadal had a bit of a harder time getting to the finals than fed did. I'm just saying I don't think its given despite what some of the hardcore fans say. Don't worry, you'll get your wish for the french, nadal is winning it.

timnz
05-15-2009, 06:21 PM
The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.

The French is %85, Wimbledon is 50%

French - Something could happen. Someone can just play out of their socks in an early round, injury etc. I agree he is overwhelming favourite, but still nothing is a given really.

Wimbledon - he won 9-7 in the fifth set against Federer. How is that translate to being 90% sure he will win? 50% chance seems much more accurate.

deltox
05-15-2009, 08:59 PM
The French is %85, Wimbledon is 50%

French - Something could happen. Someone can just play out of their socks in an early round, injury etc. I agree he is overwhelming favourite, but still nothing is a given really.

Wimbledon - he won 9-7 in the fifth set against Federer. How is that translate to being 90% sure he will win? 50% chance seems much more accurate.

other players like tsnoga, jmdp and a few others also have a greater chance to go deep or even a slight chance to win at wimbledon. above all other courts wimbledon has the most diverse winning possiblities

http://www.tab.com.au/Sports/Betting/PlaceFixedOddsBet.aspx?State=2&LocationCode=1&Competition=307006&MeetingType=1

even the professional oddsmakers agree.

jamesblakefan#1
05-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Tsonga's gonna make it to the semis of Wimbledon, IMO And we all know Tsonga has given Nadal trouble in his career. So there are guys who would give Nadal trouble, besides Federer. Roddick, Djokovic, even Murray's not a given anymore for Nadal at Wimbledon.

Claimant
05-16-2009, 01:12 AM
Miracles happen only once guys. So, stop dreaming about Nadal winning Wimbledon again.

Bud
05-16-2009, 01:14 AM
Miracles happen only once guys. So, stop dreaming about Nadal winning Wimbledon again.

:roll:

Thanks for your profound insight

<3tennis!!!
05-16-2009, 01:15 AM
If he does however, no questions asked he will be the GOAT of all time.


yes he will be the greatest of all time of all time:shock:

<3tennis!!!
05-16-2009, 01:16 AM
He squeaked by?? He almost beat Fed in straights. Fed had better hope for another 1 hour + rain delay this year (if he even makes the final of course...), otherwise it's gonna be brutal.stfu 10 char

<3tennis!!!
05-16-2009, 02:29 AM
I wish him all the best and I'll be happy for him if he does.
likewise 10 char

TheTruth
05-16-2009, 12:46 PM
I second that as well.

Thirded!.....

Serve_Ace
05-16-2009, 12:52 PM
Wish you luck Rafa

vtmike
05-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Federer cant beat Nadal on any surface anymore, let alone in a best 3 of 5.

http://jonr.light.is/tmp/warm_cup_STFU.jpg

Nalbandian great
10-11-2009, 10:25 AM
FAIL thread
(another)
Keep on work to gives us some fun.

Mr.Brightside
10-11-2009, 10:47 AM
yay for fail threads!

World Beater
10-11-2009, 10:49 AM
even federer didn't have this kind of hype after winning one grand slam on HC.

delusional *****. lol

flyinghippos101
10-11-2009, 10:51 AM
Huzzah for ultimate FAIL

Who saw that coming?

Fed winning French and Wimby while JMDP takes the USO,thrashing Nadal in the process. I sure as hell didn't

jamesblakefan#1
10-11-2009, 11:08 AM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.

I've always thought he would win 2 calendar slams.

Me too. I always saw that talent and mental toughness in him, even when he was 17.

I think he needs to win between 16-18 slams and win the Calender Slam twice to be the GOAT. I expect by the end of 2012 he will have achieved this however. Probably 18 slams and 2 Calender Slams.

Good thread. I agree he has a great shot of doing it. Not sure why 2012 is the other selected year but I agree he will win atleast 2 Calender Slams.

The French is a given. Wimbledon is 90% given.

Nadal certainly has atleast a couple Grand Slams in him.

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/shipment.jpg

Where did the anointed one and tha livest go anyways? Still crying over the French? :lol:

Jason Vorhees
10-11-2009, 11:30 AM
http://jonr.light.is/tmp/warm_cup_STFU.jpg


HAHAHA, great one. The ship of fail was good too. Priceless stuff.

edmondsm
10-11-2009, 12:36 PM
I nominate this for troll/fail/**** thread of the year.http://vgcache.com/datas/images/1222-failed.jpg

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 12:38 PM
Yes because people can accurately predict things like injuries. :rolleyes: If someone had predicted Graf to win 30 or more slams and atleast 10 Wimbledons at the end of 1996 (she already had 22) it would have made perfect sense, and is exactly what would have happened without her unforseen injuries too.

jamesblakefan#1
10-11-2009, 12:41 PM
Nadal has a history of injury throughout his career. Even before thalivest made this fail thread, he'd had knee troubles in Rotterdam vs Murray. With Nadal, you could see the injuries and knee problems coming, maybe not this season, but definitely in the future. Nice call on the 2+ Grand Slams, BTW.

TMF
10-11-2009, 12:49 PM
Yes because people can accurately predict things like injuries. :rolleyes: If someone had predicted Graf to win 30 or more slams and atleast 10 Wimbledons at the end of 1996 (she already had 22) it would have made perfect sense, and is exactly what would have happened without her unforseen injuries too.

No, it makes little or no sense b/c it's a far, far-fetched.
Injury or healthy, to hear someone say Nadal would win 2 calendar slams or Graf winning 30 slams is simply being a fanatic.

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 12:54 PM
No, it makes little or no sense b/c it's a far, far-fetched.
Injury or healthy, to hear someone say Nadal would win 2 calendar slams or Graf winning 30 slams is simply being a fanatic.

Hardly. Nadal was quite possibly on his way to a Calender Slam this year before his injuries. That is already one down, many more years to get a second. Graf would have dominated 1997-1999 and won most of the slams had she stayed healthy, to win 8 of the next 12 is pretty much what people expected. Injuries are part of the game so they dont deserve those slams they didnt win, but that doesnt mean people like thalivest and anointedone were foolish for predicting it in Nadal's case. As I said all signs were pointing towards a Calender Slam pre injury.

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 01:04 PM
Actually last season Nadal was healthy virtually the whole year, and with his much improved hard court game since after last spring and not having to do with the Olympics so close to the U.S Open it was a quite reasonable prediction.

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 01:13 PM
This thread was a bit far fetched but I still think Thalivest and Anointendone are pretty good and objective posters.

I agree and I think this thread was started a bit in sattire anyway. Probably a rebuttal to alot of the arrogant and disrespectful talk of many of the Federer fans.

flyinghippos101
10-11-2009, 01:15 PM
Actually last season Nadal was healthy virtually the whole year, and with his much improved hard court game since after last spring and not having to do with the Olympics so close to the U.S Open it was a quite reasonable prediction.

No, you're wrong. For the latter part of 2008, Nadal withdrew from the Davis Cup final and the Masters Cup. Hardly "virtually the whole year"

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 01:17 PM
No, you're wrong. For the latter part of 2008, Nadal withdrew from the Davis Cup final and the Masters Cup. Hardly "virtually the whole year"

That was only at the very end of the year and well after even the U.S Open. He did stay healthy for all 4 slams last year, so thinking he could this year wasnt unreasonable. The difference from last year and this year could have been he is much better on hard courts now than he was in January 2008, and that he wouldnt have to play the U.S Open right after the Olympics. Anyway as I said I suspect thalivest started this thread as a rebuttal to the arrogant Federer fans and their claims at the time, more than as being serious.

P_Agony
10-11-2009, 01:19 PM
That was only at the very end of the year and well after even the U.S Open. He did stay healthy for all 4 slams last year, so thinking he could this year wasnt unreasonable. The difference from last year and this year could have been he is much better on hard courts now than he was in January 2008, and that he wouldnt have to play the U.S Open right after the Olympics. Anyway as I said I suspect thalivest started this thread as a rebuttal to the arrogant Federer fans and their claims at the time, more than as being serious.

For Nadal to win the USO he not only needs to be healthy, he also needs a VERY easy draw. It's his worst surface, he can't dictate on it, and any above average hard courter can give him trouble there.

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 01:21 PM
For Nadal to win the USO he not only needs to be healthy, he also needs a VERY easy draw. It's his worst surface, he can't dictate on it, and any above average hard courter can give him trouble there.

I recall you during this years U.S Open conceding Nadal as the probable winner around the 4th round or quarterfinal stage. Also strongly opposing people who picked Del Potro over him in the semis, and saying you couldnt see Federer beating him in the final.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=3918303&highlight=del+potro+nadal#post3918303

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=3906902&highlight=del+potro+nadal#post3906902

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=3903625&highlight=nadal+probably+win#post3903625
Even I thought you were way overly optimistic on Nadal's chances at this years U.S Open actually during the event itself. So it is funny to see you say something like this now.

jamesblakefan#1
10-11-2009, 01:21 PM
I agree and I think this thread was started a bit in sattire anyway. Probably a rebuttal to alot of the arrogant and disrespectful talk of many of the Federer fans.

Do you even know what satire means? Since you obviously don't know how to spell it...

mandy01
10-11-2009, 01:21 PM
^ their claims had more substance though.and they werent arrogant..I dont get what was arrogant about saying a guy who was making virtually all the slam finals would have a chance to win the Grand Slam..Roger's made all the four finals thrice so far.No one's saying Nadal cant win..he of course has a very good chance.And yes,I do think he had a chance this year ( though I also think he had no one but himself to blame for not being fit enough and it wasnt a matter of luck).
btw agree with viva-I too think thalivest is a good poster .Better than the other bitter *******s.

bolo
10-11-2009, 01:26 PM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.

still time my friend. Now it will be even more impressive when he rips through jmdp, cilic, murray, federer and djokovic on the hard courts. :)

grafselesfan
10-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Do you even know what satire means? Since you obviously don't know how to spell it...

So you are now resorting to nitpicking spelling mistakes. Can you possibly give any more proof how pitiful and desperate a poster you are. :lol: Dinara Safina and James Blake the next #1s, LOL!

cuddles26
10-11-2009, 01:34 PM
Some of you *******s are pretty pathetic. Bumping 20 year old threads just to gloat.

Serve_Ace
10-11-2009, 01:35 PM
Some of you *******s are pretty pathetic. Bumping 20 year old threads just to gloat.

Wait you mean six month old threads.

mandy01
10-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Some of you *******s are pretty pathetic. Bumping 20 year old threads just to gloat. I agree..dont think the thread needed to bumped at all.

World Beater
10-11-2009, 01:36 PM
funny stuff from gsf as usual.

nadal well on his way to a calendar slam.

last i checked there were 4 slams...two of them on hardcourt..one of which he has never come close to winning.

anyone making a prediciton like nadal to win 2 calendar slams after winning one HC slam deserves to be called out period. Thelivest and anointedone are good posters, i agree. But they were being fanboys in this particular instance.

there is a reason that nobody has done it since rod laver.

World Beater
10-11-2009, 01:41 PM
^LOL.

10 char.

only gsf can come into a thread where all his cohorts are getting owned, and still try to defend their predictions.

logic is clearly not for everyone.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-11-2009, 01:42 PM
You heard it here first. The future GOAT Rafael Nadal will win atleast 2 Calender Slams. One will be this year in 2009. The other will be 2012 where he will complete the Golden Slam, a feat only ever matched by the greatest female player ever- Steffi Graf.
Wow...you obviously got the same IQ-level as a seagul

jamesblakefan#1
10-11-2009, 01:43 PM
^LOL.

10 char.

only gsf can come into a thread where all his cohorts are getting owned, and still try to defend their predictions.

logic is clearly not for everyone.

IT WAS SATTIRE, I SAY, SATTIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

http://newssohot.com/bed_bugs/pics/tinhat.jpg

World Beater
10-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Some of you *******s are pretty pathetic. Bumping 20 year old threads just to gloat.

actually the prediction was pathetic, and the subsequent gloating after the nadal win in australia.

the hype machine clearly reached a climax with this thread, when even so-called rational posters made some insane predictions.

when nadal has compeleted one grand slam, we can talk about a possible second.

World Beater
10-11-2009, 01:49 PM
So you are now resorting to nitpicking spelling mistakes. Can you possibly give any more proof how pitiful and desperate a poster you are. :lol: Dinara Safina and James Blake the next #1s, LOL!

what does this have to with the thread?

LOL...desperate clown.

leave the thread and save yourself some humiliation for a change.

jamesblakefan#1
10-11-2009, 01:52 PM
what does this have to with the thread?

LOL...desperate clown.

leave the thread and save yourself some humiliation for a change.

Don't worry, GSF fails at logic and trolling every day, it's nothing new for me to see this from her.

World Beater
10-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Nadal has a history of injury throughout his career. Even before thalivest made this fail thread, he'd had knee troubles in Rotterdam vs Murray. With Nadal, you could see the injuries and knee problems coming, maybe not this season, but definitely in the future. Nice call on the 2+ Grand Slams, BTW.

forgetting nadal is more injury prone that others...there is a reason that nobody has done it since laver.

It is so hard to stay healthy, consistent and at your top level for 4 slams in a row on different surfaces and beat the best in the world.

you don't have to be nostradamus to predict that AT SOME point, players will get injured and miss slams....or lose even if healthy. Maybe nadal would have a fight with his girlfriend and play bad...maybe his parents divorce had an effect on him. so many factors....this life after all.

The fact that there is one exception to the rule - Roger Federer, doesn't automatically mean that all players will have a chance to win all 4 slams even if healthy.

P_Agony
10-11-2009, 02:26 PM
I recall you during this years U.S Open conceding Nadal as the probable winner around the 4th round or quarterfinal stage. Also strongly opposing people who picked Del Potro over him in the semis, and saying you couldnt see Federer beating him in the final.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=3918303&highlight=del+potro+nadal#post3918303

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=3906902&highlight=del+potro+nadal#post3906902

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=3903625&highlight=nadal+probably+win#post3903625
Even I thought you were way overly optimistic on Nadal's chances at this years U.S Open actually during the event itself. So it is funny to see you say something like this now.

All true. Nadal is a very tough opponent on any surface. Personally I didn't think Delpo was strong enough to handle Nadal. I though it'd be a close 4-setter with Nadal prevailing. Federer is a far better hard courter than Nadal IMO, but the bad matchup, plus Fed's confidence issues with Nadal, I just can't see him beating Nadal in a slam.

However, had Nadal faced Murray or Djokovic, I would bet on both of them to beat him.

Agassifan
10-11-2009, 02:46 PM
Yes because people can accurately predict things like injuries.

He got his butt kicked at the French because he kept hitting short balls to Soderling's zone. Get over it. He was no more injured than Fed at the beginning of 2008

flying24
10-11-2009, 04:05 PM
All true. Nadal is a very tough opponent on any surface. Personally I didn't think Delpo was strong enough to handle Nadal. I though it'd be a close 4-setter with Nadal prevailing. Federer is a far better hard courter than Nadal IMO, but the bad matchup, plus Fed's confidence issues with Nadal, I just can't see him beating Nadal in a slam.

However, had Nadal faced Murray or Djokovic, I would bet on both of them to beat him.

Del Potro was playing much stronger than Djokovic around the U.S Open. If they had played there Del Potro would have spanked him. Djokovic was only in the semis of the U.S Open at all due to a cushy draw and Verdasco's mental collapse, he was never going to be in the final. Del Potro is a better slam performer than is Murray. Your logic makes no sense.

flyinghippos101
10-11-2009, 04:09 PM
That was only at the very end of the year and well after even the U.S Open. He did stay healthy for all 4 slams last year, so thinking he could this year wasnt unreasonable. The difference from last year and this year could have been he is much better on hard courts now than he was in January 2008, and that he wouldnt have to play the U.S Open right after the Olympics. Anyway as I said I suspect thalivest started this thread as a rebuttal to the arrogant Federer fans and their claims at the time, more than as being serious.

Ok...so he was healthy for the grand slams. That still doesn't null his history of injuries that he has consistantly been getting himself into

P_Agony
10-11-2009, 04:31 PM
Del Potro was playing much stronger than Djokovic around the U.S Open. If they had played there Del Potro would have spanked him. Djokovic was only in the semis of the U.S Open at all due to a cushy draw and Verdasco's mental collapse, he was never going to be in the final. Del Potro is a better slam performer than is Murray. Your logic makes no sense.

It does, as both Murray and Djokovic were former finalists at this point and Del Potro wasn't. Murray and Djokoivc have proved they can beat Nadal convincingly on hard courts, and while DP did that as well, it was never on a really important match, less so a slam semi. Djokovic knows how to play Nadal on hard courts, especially ones like in the USO. He spanked Nadal in Cincy in 2008 and 2009, despite not winning either event. Murray knows how to play Nadal on these courts as well.

There are many players who can play very well and when they come up against Nadal or Federer they can't get it done. I was afraid DP was going to be one of those guys.

TheFifthSet
10-11-2009, 04:32 PM
Seems like a joke thread, I doubt Thalivest would post that.

flying24
10-11-2009, 04:34 PM
It does, as both Murray and Djokovic were former finalists at this point and Del Potro wasn't. Murray and Djokoivc have proved they can beat Nadal convincingly on hard courts, and while DP did that as well, it was never on a really important match, less so a slam semi. Djokovic knows how to play Nadal on hard courts, especially ones like in the USO. He spanked Nadal in Cincy in 2008 and 2009, despite not winning either event. Murray knows how to play Nadal on these courts as well.

There are many players who can play very well and when they come up against Nadal or Federer they can't get it done. I was afraid DP was going to be one of those guys.

Fair enough. I just dont think Djokovic was playing that well at the U.S Open except for the semifinal vs Federer, and Murray is such a slam choker I think he would have lost to any really tough opponent.

flying24
10-11-2009, 04:35 PM
Seems like a joke thread, I doubt Thalivest would post that.

Is that your kitten. I am just curious.

TheFifthSet
10-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Is that your kitten. I am just curious.

No -- I wish it was though! :)